V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: having various colors that change with movement and light
Synonyms: lustrous, opalescent, shimmering, pearly, prismatic, rainbow-colored
Antonyms: dull, drab, gray
Tips: Iridescent is derived from the Latin iris, which means "rainbow." Something iridescent is colorful and shiny, reminiscent of a rainbow.
New, iridescent fabrics are all the rage because they shine with different colors, depending on how light reflects off the fabric. (lustrous, colorful)
The iridescent wings of the Mayfly make it a favorite with collectors. (opalescent, colorful)
She wore iridescent opal earrings that reflected colors from the room. (shimmering, lustrous)
The iridescent fabric of the bridesmaid dresses shined in the sun. (lustrous, shimmering)
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